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“Great spot to watch the sun set” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cosmic Crab Cafe

Cosmic Crab Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Kailua, Hawaii
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166 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great spot to watch the sun set”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Took a water taxi over to "see the other side" of the channel. stopped here for drinks and ceviche. Both were excellent. We hit them right about happy hour and the drinks were potent and affordable. They did a nice job on the ceviche as well. Bartenders were friendly and attentive. They had a nice covered bar and an open dock. Got to watch the impromptu water taxi cab races, which was fun too.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Wadley, Alabama
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

We were welcome by the owners, we had the fried red snapper. The fish had a great flavor, the service was fast and the beer was cold. The prices were low compared with most restaurants in the area. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Some of the best tasting food I have ever had. The seafood is super fresh! Try the conch fritters!!! The drinks were also delicious. The menu had very creative drinks, I loved it!

Visited June 2014
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Thank Courtney U
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Taina in Charleston, SC
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Most complete Bar I found through Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

While on the bus from Costa Rica to Panama, a lady told us upon arriving to Bocas she was going straight to Cosmic Crab for some Tuesday event they were having. She talked so highly of it that I decided to tag along. Great decision! The restaurant is an unpretentious but cute and cozy gazebo by the ocean (as everything else in Bocas). I was really impressed with the wide array of cocktails and how well stocked the bar was. Loved to see all the fresh produce ready to be pounded, squeezed into heavenly alcoholic concoctions. This day they were having a special event, few vendors were there to provide mani/pedi for $15, tarot lectures for $5, massages for $10/30mins each one taking a small gazebo next to the restaurant. Have to say that after backpacking for over six weeks the simple but thorough pedicure was well welcomed. The tarot reader was VERY good. I barely opened my mouth as she kept downloading information. What is really crazy is that what she told me was going to happen became true a few months later. =) Best $5 spent ever. If you are looking for a tranquil place, good food and amazing drinks dont forget to visit Cosmic Crab. =)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ivannka
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JoanCrabtree, Owner at Cosmic Crab Cafe, responded to this review, 27 September 2014
Thank you for your glowing review.
How serendipitous that your adventurous journeying landed you so timely at the Cosmic Crab
on one of our special Lunch and Spa days. Delighted that you had such a lovely time with us.
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Oss, The Netherlands
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Had a great evening ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

We visit this restaurant with a couple of friends. We started with a fresh smoothie of juice it was lovely. Some ordered the Caribbean coconut chicken soup and it was very tasted full. The main course of 2 kinds of fish one a snapper filet the other banana leaf baked one
And we ordered the chicken linguine puttanesca. Everybody loved there food. As dessert we ordered the lemon pie (not the best in world as on the menu) but it was a good alternative. We would recommend this restaurant if you're in the neighbourhood. After diner they kindly asked if we would like to have a water taxi and they arrange one fast.

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Thank Erik13nl
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